Podcast: 'Please Don't Call Me Maestro'

Photo by Jeff Nelson

Photo by Jeff Nelson

DENVER — Brett Mitchell is the featured guest on the most recent episode of Podium Time: The Podcast for Conductors and Students:

Today we get into the weeds on assistant conductor auditions and more. Brett Mitchell is starting his second season as the Music Director of the Colorado Symphony, and he has had a whirlwind of activity since conducting CSO for the first time less than two years ago. We get into how he accidentally auditioned, the details of their recent assistant search, and the organic changes that come with a new leader.

This week we discuss:

  • First encounters conducting the Colorado Symphony

  • Details of the assistant conductor search

  • The biggest mistake you can make when applying for anything

  • Changes with a new Music Director

Listen via the audio player above, or hear the episode on Podium Time's website.